Touches of Texture & More

Team time = fun and swaps, so today I thought I’d share some of the cards that my team members made for March’s Team Meeting.

This first card is Deborah’s and she used her new skills that she learned using the Watercolor Pencils to add color to her flowers.

I’ve included the recipe below for this card. (You’ll have to scroll way down to the bottom.)

Mary’s card uses the wonderful Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (144728) and our yummy Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (140550) and Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (142788) with it’s soft colors it’s perfect for spring!

And this final card is from Cindy. Cindy loves soft pastels, so this card is very Cindy as our team says. LOL!

Cindy used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die (140621) and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) to create this beautiful Easter card focal point along with the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set (140709/140712).

My team is a large part of what makes my Stampin’ Up! experience so special – they are a wonderful group of crafters who love to stamp, share and we inspire each other with what we love to do….paper craft. What could be better?

Peak Princess Day

I love to pamper my team and Peak Princess Day is all about the pampering! So today I thought I’d share some photos from our last Peak Princess Day in February so you can see what it’s all about.

The day is about pampering, fellowship and sharing as a team so we have some goodies to enjoy while we visit and stamp.

And of course I made these fun little treats for everyone. (You can see more about these Rabbit Mini Coffee Cups HERE).

And  we share too – Here are some 3d projects that Deborah and Cindy brought to show what they were making.

And here is a card Cindy shared using the Falling in Love Stamp set (143106/143109), Window Box Thinlits Dies (142762) and Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon combo Pack (142781).

There has to be some prizes, right? So we drew some names from everyone who qualified for this special day of pampering!

Melanie, Donna, Mary and Deborah all were winners!

We went on to stamp together and tried our hands at some new techniques for our Make n’ Takes.

Can you believe I forgot a team picture? Sigh….next time!

Sound like fun? Would you like to join us next time? Now is a great time and there is no obligation when you join.

Would you like to be a happy Shopper? If so Sale-a-bration is a great time to join!

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very activity group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the hobbyist who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

When you join during the Sale-a-Bration promotion, not only will you get the fabulous starter kit for only $99 (and free shipping), but you also get to choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS (that’s an additional value up to $104!)

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

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Stamp Set: Touches of Textures (141934/143251) and Avant Garden (Sale-a-bration )

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Crumb Cake (126975), Rich Razzleberry (126950) and Old Olive Classic Ink (126953)

Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Blender Pens (102845)


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Avant Garden

There are just 8 short days left before Sale-a-bration ends! So you’ll want to check out these lovely cards made with the Avant Garden stamp set (Sale-a-bration 143272)

This first card I made for my February thank yous. (Everyone who places an order with me gets a thank you card in the mail.)

I’m including a PDF HERE with measurements for this card for you so you can create them too!

And here is a lovely tone on tone card that Lorrie gave me. I love the way she used the Delicate Details set (Sale-a-bration 143314) to add interest and a little bit of bling with the Blushing Bride Sequin Trim (138400).

It’s quite striking in person, but so easy too since it is a monochromatic card! Great for the beginning stamper and experienced one too.


Stamp Set: Avant Garden (Sale-a-bration 143272)

Inks: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (126979)

Paper: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138435), Chocolate Chip (102128), Watermelon Wonder (138334),  and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: 2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (138333) and Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine (124262)


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Monday was my birthday and so I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful cards I received from my stamping friends – they are all such wonderful cards! Isn’t the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement great?

This first card was sent to me by Leah and uses the Moroccan Designer Series Paper along with the Avant Garden stamp set from Sale-a-bration.

This next card is from Shirley and she used the Botanical Blooms stamp set and coordinating Botanical Builder Thinlits Dies. She choose my favorite colors for this card – wonder is she knew?

And here is a lovely card from Hope that uses our Endless Wishes Stamp set

And a sweet card from Cindy using our Cool Treat stamp set – love the cherries!

And finally this technique card from Sue – striking!

It was a wonderful birthday – a beautiful spring day and I didn’t have to cook! since I got to try a new restaurant I’ve been wanting to try forever, Fenders Diner in Cornelia, with my honey. What could be a better way to celebrate?

On a personal note I want to thank you for being patient with me while I deal with technical problems. Seems like technology is not on my side lately and working against me lately. Things might still be a bit speratic while I fix the rest of the bugs. So thank you for your patience.

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Mediterranean Moments & more Sale-a-bration Swaps

Do you love the images from the Mediterranean? How about water coloring? If so you’ve got a perfect combination in our Mediterranean Moments stamp set.  I love what Lori did with this stamp set.

I met Lori at the November On Stage in Atlanta. She was traveling alone and joined our group at the table – it’s one of the fun things about being a Demonstrator, meeting new people at Stampin’ Up! events. After all where else can you go and meet hundreds of folks who love paper crafting as much as you do?

If you have ever thought about buying the starter kit now is a great time. You can click HERE to learn more about joining and getting a discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products.

Want to see some wonderful cards made with our FREE Sale-a-bration products?

This first one is made with the Designer T stamp set

And how about these cards made with the Avant Garden Stamp set

And this one uses the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper too.

So what did you think? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which ones you liked best?


Stamp Set: Mediterranean Moments (143188/14319) and  All Things Thanks (143188/143191)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Emerald Envy (141396), Sweet Sugarplum (141397), Peekaboo Peach (141398) and Crumb Cake Classic Ink (126975)

Paper: Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (141657), Watercolor Paper (122959), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla card stock (101650)

Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim (132983), Fold 1/8″ Ribbon (134583), Aqua Painter (103954), Layering Squares Framelits Dies (141708)

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Winter Weekend Retreat & More

This past weekend I held my Annual Winter Weekend retreat for my team – a fun weekend of fun, fellowship and stamping, of course. Today I thought I’d share some pictures we took during the 3 day event.

This first one is our team name tags for the tables and an extra special little goodie bag.

The bag contained these wonderful Team Aprons.

Here is our team photo from the retreat. I feel so blessed – they are the best team members!

We always have a Shoe box Swap on Saturday and so today I thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful cards everyone designed for the swap.

This first card is Cindy’s – I just love the way that she used the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper. A great  use of this paper since it is so masculine at first glance.

And how about this card Mary made using the Oh So Succulent stamp set (142992) and coordinating Framelits Dies (142757).

And this soft and lovely card that Deborah brought was made using the Avant Garden stamp set (143272) from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. This set is is just one of the FREE items you earn a Sale-a-bration item with a minimum $50 purchase.

Melanie designed this fun Valentine card using the Sealed with Love stamp set (142815) and coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies (142752).

I love sparkle – So this fun card from Marni using the Balloon Adventures stamp set (14823) and Balloon Pop-up Thinlits Dies (142753) fills the bill and is so classic too with it’s color choice.

And this final card that Anna made is bright and cheerful – It used the really cool Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder (142760).

It’s so quick and easy to create this card with the debossed impression folders – just add some ink and voila!

If you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! now is a great time to do so! You can check out this chart to see all the advantages join has during Sale-a-bration

Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers. And of course I’m here if you have any questions. I’d love to speak with you.


Last Chance to RSVP for the Lift Me Up Class

You’ll make 3 projects – learn a technique, fancy fold and more!

Everything is included except your favorite Adhesives

Class Bundle includes the Clear Mount Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies from the NEW Occasions Catalog! Along with the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.

Saturday, February 4th at 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Class Bundle Fee: $66

Class only: $33


R.S.V.P and Prepay by Wednesday, January 18th to hold your spot

(Click on my Calendar of Events or Email me at [email protected] to RSVP and hold your spot)

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Hey, Chick! and more Sale-a-bration Fun!!!

Sale-a-bration is a great time of year! After all who doesn’t like to earn something for FREE? And now thru March 31st when you place an order of $50 in product you’ll earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item!!! Be a hostess and earn even more!

It’s so hard to decide which item is my favorite – and there is something for everyone! If you haven’t already seen the Sale-a-bration Catalog you can click HERE.

Want to see some wonderful cards made using Sale-a-bration items? Well, your in luck I’ve got 7 wonderful cards here for you today!

This first card uses the very popular stamp set Hey, Chick (143328/143331) that Kitty gave me. I’m including the supply list below for you.

And how about this cute little card that Sandy made using the Tasty Trucks stamp set (143300). And the bright colors are so much fun. Sandy used the  Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (142733) and Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138434) along with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder (135817) to add some texture.

I’m not sure what it is about this little truck, but I fell in love with it immediately! And isn’t the Mini Paper Clip (1427666) too cute?

And this soft and lovely card uses the Avant Garden stamp set (143272) in addition to our yummy Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon (142794) found in the Occasions Catalog and the Petal Burst Embossing Folder (141493).

And here is a fun card made with the Any Occasion stamp set (143348) from Lianna.

And who can resist this fun card made with the Designer Tee stamp set (143356/143359) and Sunburst Thinlits (140617) that Gina made?

Thank you cards are always a great item to have on hand and the So Very Much stamp set (143340/143343) found on page 8 of the Sale-a-bration catalog makes these cards quick and easy!

And finally another card that Lianna gave me uses the soft elegant Delicate Details stamp set (143314) I really like the way she used out In Colors to create this simply background for the card.

The sentiment is from our Tin of Cards stamp set (138946) which is one of my favorites since it covers all kinds of occasions! And did you notice our Stitched Shapes Framelits Die (145372)? Great news these will be available again soon so if you have been waiting you won’t have to wait much longer.

Wow – see what I mean. I just can’t choose a favorite! Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one you like?

Want to host a party? Why not contact me today and we’ll pick a time and day that works for you and your friends.


Stamp Set: Hey Chick (Sale-a-bration Item 143328/143331)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Cajun Craze (126965), Cherry Cobbler (126966), So Saffron (126957), and Dapper Denim Classic Ink (141394)

Paper: Moroccan Designer Series Paper (141645), Cajun Craze (119684), Basic Gray (121044), and Very Vanilla card stock (101650)

Accessories: Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder (143231), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Duet Banner Punch (141483), and Triple Banner Punch (138292), Metallics Enamel Shapes (141678) and Blender Pens (102845)


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